Friday, March 12, 2010

Pop goes the poetry

I know no one in America gives a shit about The Waterboys, The Blue Aeroplanes, or Idlewild, but their projects setting poetry to pop music are still interesting.
"There's a high seriousness associated with poetry, but it doesn't have to be that way. We didn't feel the weight of having to sing these sacred verses; the intention was to make a good album. Beyond the fact that there were poets involved, it had to be something you'd want to put on in the car." - Idlewild's Roddy Woomble
Also, according to this article, "Rufus Wainwright has set three Shakespeare sonnets (10, 20 and 43) to music on his new album, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu." Wainwright's last few albums really haven't made much of an impact on me, but I'll tune in for this.

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